Nevada utility marks completion of solar array near Vegas
April 19, 2017
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's dominant electric utility is marking completion of a solar power array in the desert outside Las Vegas.
Officials with NV Energy and Alabama-based Southern Power and SunPower said Tuesday the Boulder Solar I facility began providing 100 megawatts of electricity last December.
That's enough to power 30,000 homes during daytime hours.
The plant has almost 290,000 solar panels on nearly 1 square mile (2.6 square kilometers) in a dry lake bed in the Eldorado Valley area of Boulder City. That's about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Las Vegas.
The adjacent Bo...